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Daily Archives: 2011-09-12

HDB SERS: Family loses flat of 16 years over technicality

by Leong Sze Hian, Lee Mei Hwee and Alex Lew Mrs Tay (not her real name) has been the owner, together with her daughter, of a 3-room HDB flat for 16 years. In 2005, she and her daughter were asked to select a replacement flat under the Selective En-Bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS). Although her husband, a Malaysian working in Malaysia was not staying with her, …

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Domestic workers need their days off too

Transient Workers Count Too invites you to a forum discussion on Saturday 15 October 2011 About one in every five families employs a maid. We depend on them to keep our households running smoothly, care for our elderly, look after our children. Is it disruptive for them to be away from your home for as long as 24 hours as frequently as …

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Interview with a new citizen

~by: Jewel Philemon~ the following is an email interview with a 46 year-old new citizen Raj (an actual but shortened name): – TOC: Where are you from? Raj: I am from Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu, India. TOC: When did you become the citizen of Singapore Raj: I have been a PR (permanent resident) since 1999 and became a citizen in 2007. …

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PAP must depoliticise the People's Association for their own good

~by: Eric Tan Heng Chong~ The debate continues on the role of the PA (People’s Association) and its PAP (People’s Action Party) grassroot advisors in opposition constituencies. On the one hand the government and the PA have stated that PAP grassroots advisers are necessary to explain and help implement government policies so as to better connect the people with the …

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Interview with a new citizen

~by: Jewel Philemon~ the following is an email interview with a 46 year-old new citizen Raj (an actual but shortened name): — TOC: Where are you from? Raj: I am from Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu, India. TOC: When did you become the citizen of Singapore? Raj: I have been a PR (permanent resident) since 1999 and became a …

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